Finding Harmony

I think winter break is starting to take its toll on me, and I’ve only been out of school for a week now! I’m not quite sure what to do with myself some days—I find myself overthinking a lot—and lately I’ve been questioning my decision to major in psychology.  

Fortunately, I’ve been visiting my sister the last few days, and being away from my ‘normal’ surroundings has given me much needed stillness and some peace of mind.

I’m almost done with Christmas shopping, I finally made it to the UPS store to send off some textbooks that I rented last semester (for some reason I was dreading that task!), and I think I’ve figured out that I want to add English as a second major. It’s a little weird making these kinds of life decisions when I’ve already spent close to 40 years working. But, I’m OK with that kind of weirdness. 

I guess what’s weirder is that I spent 40 years working in a career that I fell into; it was never planned. In all honesty, not much of anything in my life was ever “planned.” I guess I was too busy chasing the wind… trusting it would magically take me where I needed to go. One of the things I’m so grateful for—in this new sober life—is the fact that I now have some say in where I end up. I’m not leaving it up to the wind anymore, and I’m not throwing it away in the bottle either. That’s pretty damn awesome.

Anyway, I’m excited about my featured image today because I created it specifically for the Word of the Day: Incongruous (although I’m burning the midnight oil here, as usual). 

Incongruous: not in harmony or keeping with the surroundings or other aspects of something.

I am absolutely partial to black and white images, but out of the 400 plus images I’ve posted since I started, most of them are color. I’m not sure why that is, but I know that this year I want to focus on writing that’s “real,” and images that aren’t incongruous with who I am. 

Even though I created this image in color, the black and white started singing with me tonight… and we found perfect harmony. 


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